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Cook County Farm Bureau sent the following comments to the Federal Registrar regarding the proposed Clean Water rules: The proposed Clean Water rules offer common-sense regulations that protect and improve water quality on our nation’s farms and ranches.
Cook County elected officials and their staff members are invited to join the Farm Bureau for an exploration of agricultural businesses in northern Cook County! On Thursday, June 13, 2019 the Cook County Staff Exchange Program will travel to the western suburbs for an exploration of agricultural businesses and local farmers.
Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) created Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT), an agricultural leadership development program designed to give participants a head-start on tackling tomorrow's responsibilities.
Host Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show
Join Cook County Farm Bureau® at this year’s Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show at Wagner Farm in Glenview. The delicious, farm-style breakfast begins at 8 a.m. on June 8, 2019. After enjoying homemade pancakes and freshly grilled sausage, enjoy live music, dairy demonstrations, and hands-on activities at the Farm Bureau booth.
If you like to eat, then you need farmers. Farmers grow healthy, nutritious food including fruits, vegetables, and grains like corn, soybeans, and wheat. They also raise animals. Cook County farmers are committed to caring for their land and animals in order to grow and raise safe and healthy food for heir families and for yours.
Some facts on Corn, From the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom 2018-19 Calendar for Teachers
Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake
Recipe reprinted with permission from member, Joyce Holste, Midlothian, from our 2019 Cookfresh Recipe Collection Brochure, available online at www.cookcfb.org/discover-local/recipes.
Come Celebrate our 100th Anniversary at the Cook County Farm Bureau Saturday March 28, 2020. We will have a historical farm and organizational artifact display, there'll be giveaways, Agricultural activities for families and children. Plus More!
Following a nationwide trend, the average age of Illinois farmers continues to increase, according to 2017 Census of Agriculture data released in April.The data also showed a decrease in the total number of farms in Illinois between 2012 and 2017. However, there was a nearly 40% increase in farm size 1 to 9 acres.